APPLICABILITY OF WEBCAMS TO INVENTORY CONTROL OF TECHNICAL WHOLESALE ITEMS

Erno Salmela, Ari Happonen

Abstract

This study aimed to determine whether webcams could be applied to the operative and tactical inventory control of technical wholesale items for which customers do not keep track of the inventory balance. The study was conducted as a ten-case study in Finnish industry with machinery industry companies as the customers and technical wholesalers as the suppliers. Even though none of the cases used webcams in their inventory control, the research results indicate that that webcams could be suitable for the purpose particularly in operative order-delivery process. However, webcam systems are considerably more challenging to apply to tactical inventory control.

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Salmela E. and Happonen A. (2008). APPLICABILITY OF WEBCAMS TO INVENTORY CONTROL OF TECHNICAL WHOLESALE ITEMS . In Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST, ISBN 978-989-8111-27-2, pages 488-490. DOI: 10.5220/0001518504880490


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@conference{webist08,
author={Erno Salmela and Ari Happonen},
title={APPLICABILITY OF WEBCAMS TO INVENTORY CONTROL OF TECHNICAL WHOLESALE ITEMS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST,},
year={2008},
pages={488-490},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001518504880490},
isbn={978-989-8111-27-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST,
TI - APPLICABILITY OF WEBCAMS TO INVENTORY CONTROL OF TECHNICAL WHOLESALE ITEMS
SN - 978-989-8111-27-2
AU - Salmela E.
AU - Happonen A.
PY - 2008
SP - 488
EP - 490
DO - 10.5220/0001518504880490